Illustrated By: Daniel Baxter
Geared Towards: Ages 3-6
Published By: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: October 2008 (hardcover)
Mama's Kiss is a short but sweet book about a kiss that travels the world bringing happiness to all it touches before finally returning home to where it belongs. It's kind of a strange concept if you think about it too much- a single kiss being shared by so many people and animals. Young children, however, will enjoy the tale because it's funny and cute.
The cadence of Yolen's text makes Mama's Kiss fun to both read and listen to. Meanwhile, Baxter's winsome illustrations delight the eyes. Combined together, readers are presented with a perfect picture book that, while listed for little ones ages 3-6, I believe would make a great addition to an even younger child's library.
OUR RATING: 4 hearts